A primitive B-western that seems like it's older than it is. A lackluster cast and indifferent direction make it best suited for someone trying to cure insomnia. Filmed at Victorville, CA. The glitch-free print is in reasonably good condition.
Directed by Victor Adamson (as Al James). US release 1935. UK release 1936. Complete print (TV edit).
November 28, 2019 Subject:
Laughing Bill Patton - Arizona Travails, All Downhill
Definitely not the best movie, although the plot has an unusual twist or two, and beauty Edna Aslin, which makes it interesting enough for a single viewing. Also it starts with some kids playing softball, another unusual touch. Bill Patton laughs his way through this - not much star quality or acting ability there. The villains are villains, period. Again, unusual for a western, there are a couple of juvenile leads, but terrible actors, Wallace Pindell and Delma Costello, who have more to do with the plot than is usual for juveniles. Then there is sweet eye candy Edna Aslin (1911-76), who made 11 films between 1929-36 - and that is all IMDb has in her bio. The film is mercifully short , if you want to know what bad really is.